Recent Developments at the New SEC

Don’t Get Burned” Proxy Seminar

June 17, 2009

Recent developments, pending legislation and proposals under active consideration at the New SEC are expected to bring many changes that can and will affect the way you prepare for your annual meetings of the future such as:

  • Recent amendments to Delaware law and proposed SEC rules involving proxy access,” the long-sought ability to place director nominees of their choosing directly on management’s proxy ballot, reimbursement of dissident proxy fight expenses, and use of separate notice” versus voting” record dates.
  • The new SEC considering expanded disclosure about director nominees, their experience and qualifications.
  • The Schumer Bill: Shareholder Bill of Rights noting Say on Pay.”
  • Retail vote returns affected by Rule 452 eliminating broker discretionary voting in director elections, coupled with the Notice and Access process, which last year apparently confused many investors.

Learn how all of this will affect your company, board of directors, management, shareholders and the way you communicate and prepare for your next meeting!

Our panel of experts will include Ron Schneider, Senior Manager, Proxy Solicitation Group of BNY Mellon Shareowner Services and Merrill Stone, Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. They will be happy to entertain your questions following the session.

Please select which event on June 17th you chose to attend:

Morning Session

Registration & Continental Breakfast:
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Program Begins:
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Afternoon Session:

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Program Begins:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please feel free to bring along a colleague that you feel would benefit from this discussion.